MANCHESTER, ISIS AND IDEOLOGY
There is a difference in the way that ISIS propagates its darkness when compared to the way previous terrorist organizations built their terror networks throughout history. What is fascinating and frightening about ISIS is that they are allowing the ideology—or consciousness—of their darkness to spread by itself so that people can self-radicalize using their do-it-yourself terrorist kit.
This is stunning.
The dark power of their consciousness-ideology has the ability to transform an individual into a suicide bomber and heartless mass murderer. This demonstrates the power of an idea, a thought, a wave of consciousness to influence and transform a human being.
THE ROOT OF ALL CHAOS
Make no mistake, it has always been ideology that has ultimately influenced and transformed people—for better or for worse—motivating their particular behavioral actions. Whether it be opposing ideologies in politics or religion, it is the human mind that ultimately reacts to opposing views with violence, hatred and war. Or, it is the human mind that resists and transforms our innate warring instincts and becomes a loving, caring force of nature that helps and assists others.
The underlying truth that consciousness is the cause of all evil is now becoming more clear than ever before. Until we begin focusing on the root cause of chaos, we will be forced to spend our time dealing the symptoms and aftermath of tragedy and horror.
That individual consciousness is the root cause of all events in our world and the state of the world is absolutely not surprising to the Kabbalist. The Kabbalist and the ancient Zohar tell us that consciousness is the very force that brought our universe into existence, and consciousness permeates and lies at the very fundamental substance of reality.
We are made of consciousness. Therefore, other forms of consciousness (ideologies) automatically influence us. Consciousness manifests in many ways including communism, socialism, capitalism, the right wing conservative, the moderate conservative, the left wing liberal or the centrist. And you can also include the tenets and beliefs underlying Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism etc. All of these various streams are rooted in the belief systems born of the human mind. They are forces and particular “waves” of consciousness.
There are different streams of consciousness in our world by design. Developing and mastering the various levels of consciousness is part of the process of evolving ourselves as humans beings through the gift of free will. For instance, there exists at one end of the spectrum (the highest level) the Divine consciousness of sharing and loving unconditionally. At the other end of the spectrum (the lowest level) there exists the negative consciousness of insatiable receiving at the total expense of another human being, which is what gives birth to pure hatred and evil. And there are countless levels in between.When the negative consciousness is free to run amok and is out-of-control it leads to genocide and other dark, unspeakable acts caused by a vile form of thought consciousness motivated by unbridled selfishness.
Kabbalistically, every stream has truth and every stream has corrupted ideas. Our work as human beings it so learn to discard the corruption and find the truths inside us and the truths embedded in other opposing streams of consciousness so that we may unite. The body of humanity works the same way as the human body; it is made up of diverse organs, each performing a unique and sometimes opposite function. When they unite in harmony, each organ respecting the role and contribution of the other organ, we have a healthy human being.
TRANSFORMING HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS
It just so happens that the Zohar works that exact same way as the ISIS ideology and the phenomenon of self-radicalization that is currently terrorizing our world. The Zohar also transforms consciousness by virtue of its ideology and Light.The difference is, the Zohar is the opposite and the antithesis of the ISIS stream of consciousness. The Zohar is the antidote to the darkness in this world.
We will aways have the free will to choose which consciousness we seek to embrace — Light or Dark or somewhere in between. This is how we battle and earn the ability to possess the ultimate divine consciousness within us so that we can create a world of paradise simply through our thoughts and dreams and desires.
But it’s a battle.
THE SPIRITUAL JIHADIST
The concept of a jihadist is deeply and unquestionably true. We are all here to wage a holy war. Except, that holy war is supposed to be an internal war, a war waged on the internal human ego, the reactive, narcissistic, fear-fueled consciousness that rules over our lives and is found inside each one of us. The true battlefield is our field of consciousness, the human mind.
The problem is, there is another form of consciousness that tricks us. That consciousness is the ego, which makes us take the Bible, The Koran, the Torah and all biblical wisdom literally. When we do that, we get the opposite of truth.
This is why the Zohar says those people who take the Bible literally, it would be better if such a person had never been born. That’s how dangerous and misguided it is.
All the enemies and battles that take place in the Bible are really discussing a war against our own, internal negative consciousness. It’s a war against the ideology of the human ego, which tries to make everyone in this world my potential enemy and competitor, instead of my teammate and a limb of my soul.
A negative person consumed by selfishness and depression and fear can be tipped to the side of extreme darkness when exposed to a negative power of consciousness like the dark, warped ideology propagated by ISIS. They will become self-radicalized.
Likewise, a person hovering on the edge of Light and Darkness will be compelled to the side of Light when exposed to the ideology and divine Light consciousness of the Zohar. They will become self-actualized, revealing their true inner divine core and actual soul.
When students of Kabbalah, and the people known as the Israelites, live and embody the principles of Zohar, they are influencing people and the entire world, the same way the heart nourishes all the organs of the body with blood-flow. They are helping to tip civilization to the side of positivity and Light. Each time we battle our own ego, we strike a blow against the global forces of judgment and darkness. When we share the Zohar, we are influencing the people around us and the world at large. And make no mistake, the same way two subatomic particles can influence each other instantly, “faster” than the speed of light, even if they are a million miles apart, our simple actions of reigning in our ego and treating others with dignity affects the entire population, instantly, all over the world. Only the ego blinds us to this stunning truth.
The same way a person can self-radicalize by reading about ISIS ideology, a person can also self-actualize the Light of their soul, and the love dwelling deep inside of them, by being exposed to the Zohar and people who live and embody the wisdom of Zohar.
THE LIGHT OF PROTECTION
This was never more evident than during the last great period of judgment known as World War ll when over fifty million people were killed. During the Holocaust, there were Sephardic Israelites living in Morocco who scanned Zohar 24 hours a day, in relay teams, to draw down a blanket of protection. Many thought they were crazy for employing the Zohar as their “weapon of battle.”
If you watch the video below, you will see how the Light of Zohar can protect a human being despite the vile presence of extreme darkness and genocide. We must share the Zohar with our fellow man in order to mercifully and gently diminish darkness and do away with it once and for all.We must find our own ugly traits and struggle to transform them, and we must share the Zohar with others because both actions will help bring protection to the rest of the world.The video below will demonstrate the raw power of Light during times of unspeakable darkness.
The video below will offer you just one example of the profound miracle that Zohar can offer us and why it’s imperative to bring this Light to all nations. Only our ego will try to save itself by igniting doubt, cynicism and skepticism that will prevent us from realizing that consciousness affects people and that the Zohar’s consciousness and ideology brings forth the miracle of protection and a desire to treat others with human dignity.